California’s first Democrat ever to grace an American Presidential ticket has an intensely mixed record on cannabis policy. Senator Kamala Harris opposed legalization as our Attorney General in 2010, then last year sponsored a bill to federally de-schedule.
If—as one Twitter mob insists—Kamala is a cop, where weed is concerned she certainly isn’t old-school fuzz.
- Harris sponsorship of the MORE Act, a fat piece of federal legislation containing social equity and restorative justice provisions, has helped tamp down criticism of the Senator’s sometimes over-the-top law enforcement policies at home.
- While Harris said this summer that she won’t push Biden on cannabis, she is also on record as saying. “Making marijuana legal at the federal level is the smart thing to do, it’s the right thing to do.”
- Industry figures expressed cautious optimism about having Harris on the ticket.
- Following on the heels of Long Beach City College, the Behavioral Sciences department at CCSF is offering cannabis coursework. The university has raised the stakes by offering an associates degree.
- “No matter how high the penalties are, there will always be people who are willing to ‘risk it’ and ignore the law. Prohibition never stopped many people from selling cannabis. Enforcement alone, says the author, won’t correct the market’s biggest problem.
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- It’s not a dulcería, or even a botánic. This place is a CBD shoppe, and it’s an East L.A. story with deep, Mexican roots.